The Popel Shaw Center hosts and sponsors a variety of programs and events annually including scholarly lectures, cultural celebrations, campus dialogues, educational workshops, and student centered activities. Please email psc@dickinson.edu to learn more about events. We also welcome you join the PSC’s social media sites or log on to the PSC’s Engaged page for regular updates. The Center’s events can also be found on Dickinson Today and the events Calendar.

Spring 2019:

FEBRUARY

Kaleidoscope of Excellence Black Women in Film Series: Althouse 106, 6:30pm (unless otherwise noted; snacks provided)

The Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity invites the campus community to explore the diverse depictions of black womanhood and identity in film for 2019’s Black History Month celebration. Each week, from February 1-February 25 we invite you to attend screenings of the films below. Light refreshments provided!

  • 2/1: The Color Purple (co-sponsored with MOB), Althouse 106, 7 pm
  • 2/1, 2, 3, 6, and 7: If Beale Street Could Talk (co-sponsored with Africana Studies, American Studies & English; 7:30 pm at the Carlisle Theatre)
  • 2/4: Eve’s Bayou (Althouse 106, 6:30pm)
  • 2/11: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Documentary; Althouse 106, 6:30pm)
  • 2/18: Cocote (co-sponsored with Spanish & Portuguese) (Althouse 106, 6pm)
  • 2/25: Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (Documentary; Althouse 106, 6:30pm). Say Burgin, Assistant Professor, History, will provide brief remarks after the film.

Late January: MLK Jr. symposium salon (co-sponsored with the Clarke Forum): Details forthcoming.

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Nikole Hannah Jones

MLK Jr. symposium & Morgan Lecture speaker: Understanding the Impact of Modern Day Segregation,” Nikole Hannah Jones (journalist), (co-sponsored with the Clarke Forum, WGRC, +), 2/5, ATS, 7pm

The New York Times Magazine Award-winning investigative reporter will explore the important roles schools play in their communities, how they’re affected by their surrounding neighborhoods, and how seeing race from the lens of education tells a whole new story of inequality in America (Kaleidoscope of Excellence Speaker Series).

 

Multiracial Mixer, 2/7, 6pm, Landis House

This spring’s first Mixer provides a space for biracial and multiracial community members to share, connect and discuss. Come for delicious food and great discussion!  

Masquerade Gala & Lounge (co-sponsored with CGSE), 2/8, 7pm, Rector Atrium

The Center for Global Study & Engagement and the PSC invite students to attend this fabulous social mixer featuring delicious appetizers, fun cross-cultural social activities, including a photo booth and opportunities to have a chill evening. We welcome you to dress to impress!

Inclusive Leadership Student Training retreat, 2/16, 10 am-4pm, Comfort Inn & Suites Carlisle

Student leaders, club officers, and student employees are invited to register for the fall 2018 Inclusive Leadership Student Retreat. The Training is a Saturday workshop that aspires to helps student employees, leaders and volunteers develop greater cultural understandings of themselves, the Dickinson community, and national social patterns impacting life at Dickinson. You will emerge from the training as cultural ambassadors who can translate elements of the training into clubs, work environments and other spaces. 108 community members from over 30 organizations and departments have participated and many transformed their organizations.

Please pre-register on EngageD by February 11.  

“Blackness in the Dominican Americas,” lecture (Dixa Ramírez, Brown University), 2/19, ATS, 7 pm

 This talk explores how Dominican fiction, film, architecture, and poetry negotiates the miscomprehension, miscategorization, and misperception--or ghosting--of the Dominican Republic from broader Western discourses (Kaleidoscope of Excellence Speaker Series).

More than Words: A community conversation about the challenges and possibilities of language [for students] (Sponsored by the Bias Education Response Team), 2/20, 6-7:30pm (appetizers buffet provided), Social Hall West

Language has become a lightning rod of confusion and concern on U.S. college campuses. All Dickinson students are welcome to attend More than Words a program focused on the ways we communicate with each other. In this interactive setting students will share their struggles around inclusive language with each other, learn about why certain terms offend members of our community via student group presentations and explore ways language impacts difference constituencies on campus. An appetizer buffet will be served at the program. Please RSVP via EngageD by Monday February 11.

More than Words: A community conversation about the challenges and possibilities of language [for faculty, administrators and staff] (Sponsored by the Bias Education Response Team), 2/25, 12-1:30pm (lunch provided), Social Hall West

Language has become a lightning rod of confusion and concern on U.S. college campuses. All Dickinson faculty, administrators and staff are invited to attend More than Words a program focused on the ways we communicate with each other. In this interactive setting participants will share their struggles around inclusive language with each other, learn about why certain terms offend members of our community via student group presentations and explore ways language impacts difference constituencies on campus. Lunch will be served at the program. Please RSVP via Totara by Monday February 18.

Did You Really Just Say That? Student Workshop, Althouse 207

2/26 – 12-1:15 pm

Have you ever felt paralyzed or frustrated when someone has said or done something that felt culturally insensitive? Have you ever felt that you were being insensitive? The Popel Shaw Center is offering an opportunity for students to develop their ability to respond to interpersonal cultural conflicts productively in this interactive and informative workshop. The workshop is for 25 people maximum. Lunch will be served at the workshop. Please pre-register on EngageD by February 18.

Did You Really Just Say That? Student Workshop, Althouse 207

2/28 – 4:45-6pm

Have you ever felt paralyzed or frustrated when someone has said or done something that felt culturally insensitive? Have you ever felt that you were being insensitive? The Popel Shaw Center is offering an opportunity for students to develop their ability to respond to interpersonal cultural conflicts productively in this interactive and informative workshop. The workshop is for 25 people maximum. Light refreshments will be served at the workshop. Please pre-register on EngageD by February 19.

 “On Beethoven, Blackness and Belonging: Debating Classical Music in the Black Atlantic,” Kira Thurman (University of Michigan), 2/28, 7pm, Rubendall Recital Hall, Weiss Center for the Arts (Sponsored by the Department of Music)

Kira Thurman, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Michigan, examines how African Americans incorporated art music into their black international and diasporic politics. Looking beyond America’s shores, she locates a vibrant black history of classical music that they could also claim (Kaleidoscope of Excellence Speaker Series).

 

MARCH

MANdatory Graduation, 3/2, 12-1pm, Bosler 208

Campus community members are invited to celebrate the distinguished first year students graduating from MANdatory, and academic enrichment and leadership development program focused on male identified students of color. 

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When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter memoir reading group, 3/20, 4:30-6pm, Althouse 110

The Popel Shaw Center and the Women’s & Gender Resource Center invite community members to pick up a free copy of the memoir When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter memoir co-written by Patrisse Khan-Cullers one of the founders of Black Lives Matter.  On March 20, those who have read the book will meet to discuss the book, including refreshments. We have 18 copies of the book available. Please pre-register through Engaged. If you are interested in a book, please email psc@dickinson.edu.

Multiracial Mixer, 3/20, 6pm, Landis House

This spring’s second Mixer provides a space for biracial and multiracial community members to share, connect and discuss. Come for delicious food and great discussion! 

 

APRIL

Vietnamerica bookGB Tran (author of Vietnamerica) Lecture & Book Signing, 4/1, Althouse 106, 6:30-8pm

The Popel Shaw Center kicks off Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage week with a campus talk from cartoonist and graphic designer GB Tran, who also wrote the acclaimed 2011 graphic memoir Vietnamerica: A Family’s Journey. Copies of the book will be on sale after his talk.

Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Dinner, 4/4, Social Hall, 6-7:30pm

The Popel Shaw Center (PSC), the Center for Global Student and Engagement (CGSE) and the Asian and Asian American Collective (AAAC) invite Dickinson students, faculty, staff & their families to celebrate the diversity and complexity of Dickinson’s Asian and Asian-American communities at the 4th annual AAPI Dinner.

Join us in celebrating AAPI month at this family-friendly gathering. We will feature a dynamic program in the Social Hall with activities and interactive displays, and main program featuring student performers, including music and dance. Attendees can also enjoy an eclectic Pan-Asian buffet of appetizers.

ALL are welcome to attend!

Multiracial Mixer, 4/22, Landis House, 6pm

This spring’s third and finalMixer provides a space for biracial and multiracial community members to share, connect and discuss. Come for delicious food and great discussion!